(1) Fannish Slang

Ob, anrchaic term, is short for "obligation." It came into fannish usage from Eric Frank Russell's 1951 sf classic, "And Then There Were None". Fans used it enough to adopt it as a term of their own, but it's not heard much anymore, although it's also a net term.

See also MYOB, Avoidism.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
(E F Russell) Obligation. The Gands recognized no debts, only obs to one another (cf Avoidism).

(2) An Apazine

An apazine for OMPA by Lynn Hickman and Nan Gerding.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 1958 10 In OMPA 17

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